The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, United Kingdom

Media coverage

On this page we will inform you about the media coverage in the UK about Dutch water management and any related issues.

19 Sept 2016: The Sand Motor is doing its job strengthening the Dutch coast

The artificial peninsula on the Dutch coast, the Sand Motor, has gradually spread 2.5 million cubic metres of sand. Wind, tide and currents reshaped the sand body, making it 260 metres narrower and 2.2 kilometres longer. Over a length of 2.5 kilometres, the Dutch coastline has moved seawards and the Sand Motor is already supplying sand to the coast over a stretch of 5 kilometres.

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Flood & Coast Conference 2016: Dutch and British flood experts seek cooperation on asset resiliency and community involvement

On 24 February 2016, Dutch Water Sector reported on a UK-NL workshop on asset resiliency and community involvement which featured as part of the Flood & Coast 2016 Conference in Telford, UK.

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06 January 2016: UK to take lessons from the Dutch on how a low country can avoid flooding

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05 January 2016: Dutch flood defences show what can be achieved with investment

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27 December 2015: Overstromingen in Engeland: Wat gaat er fout?

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08 January 2015 Volkerstevin: VolkerGround Engineering completes Littlehampton Arun Tidal Walls project

VolkerGround Engineering has completed the installation of over 3,000 tonnes of steel sheet piles and sections over a 2.5km section of the River Arun in Littlehampton.

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29 June 2014: Battle of the Beach, North Sea coast

On 29 June 2014, Dutch Water Sector published an article on the first edition of the 'Battle of the Beach', held along the Dutch North Sea coast on 26 June.

06 July 2014 Business Reporter: Flooding: how can the Dutch help?

On 6 July 2014, Jaap Flikweert, director of water governance & strategy, Royal Haskoning DHV published an article in Business Reporter Dutch flooding expertise. Read the article here.

05 June 2014 New Civil Engineer: To Plug Floods Will Mean Going Dutch

On 5 June 2014, Alexandra Wynne wrote a special report on flooding in the New Civil Engineer. Read the report here.

19 Feb 2014 Channel 4: Spending on British flooding - a drop in the ocean?

On 19 February 2014, Channel 4 broadcasted a video about flood relief: a team of Dutch engineers arrive in the UK and reveal that British defences are under severe strain. Watch the video here.

19 May 2014 The Guardian: Taming the floods, Dutch-style

On 19 May 2014, Damian Carrington wrote an article for The Guardian about what Britain can learn from the Netherlands about defending against floods and adapting to climate change. Read the full article here.

16 Feb 2014 The Guardian: The Dutch solution to floods: live with water, don't fight it

On 16 February 2014, Tracy McVeigh wrote an article in the Guardian about the Dutch solution to floods. Read the full article here.

13 Feb 2014 BBC: UK floods: Somerset Levels Dutch pumps start work

On 13 February 2014, BBC News presented an item about two pumps from the Netherlands which were being used to try to reduce water levels at the flooded Somerset Levels. Read the item here.

05 Feb 2014 BBC: Europe Floods: What can we learn from the Dutch

On 5 February 2014, the BBC presented a video about Europe battling floods from excess rain and rising tides, pointing to the Netherlands' sophisticated network of dams to cope with the problem. Watch the video here.